What if patterns and themes in online discussions made sound? What would it be like? How would it look like? ‘Contemporary cultural meanings about social and technical dimensions of digital technologies circulate in social media’, says Pedro Jacobetty of the University of Edinburgh. ‘In Twitter, different actors express their understandings and imaginaries in constant digital […]

Building a digital world with a social consciousness is the shared philosophy of 4 European startups, all getting closer to validating their concept. The 4 small businesses, together with 4 European universities, are members of ARTICONF, a unique consortium that researches and develops tools for trustworthy and decentralised social media. This month, just a year […]

What is ARTICONF? ARTICONF provides a unified systemic umbrella to fragmented social networks with a small, yet a substantial step to support the EU’s democratic open data economy goals.  Especially, at a time when we are staring at a loss of jobs due to the automation of many processes, ARTICONF provides an incentivized  medium to […]

A consortium of universities and start-ups target democratisation of social networks press release, Porto, 2 October 2019 ARTICONF, a pan-European consortium of universities and small businesses is launching its integration meeting today. The consortium was founded in 2019 with a € 4,2 million grant of the European Union Horizon 2020 grant with the aim to […]

Pursuing the research objective of a more unified and democratic social media ecosystem Facebook, Twitter and Co. are centralised platforms that are owned by private corporations and that control the respective networks unilaterally. An international project financed by EU-H2020 under the project leadership of Radu Prodan (University of Klagenfurt) aims to create a decentralised social […]